MEDICAL CODER/ABSTRACTOR/BILLER CERTIFICATE (TP/SS): 218
Total Credits: 27
Catalog Editions 12-13
Name: Date: ID#
         
CURRICULUM REQUIREMENTS
COURSE
HRS
GRADE
 
BI130A
3
 
 
BI130B
1
 
 
HI103
2
 
 
HI125
2
 
 
HI126
2
 
 
HI135
3
 
 
HI213
2
 
 
HI214
1
 
 
HI215
4
 
 
HI220
3
 
 
HI221
2
 
 
HI222
2
 
       
       
  Note: Overall GPA of 2.0 is required
      Total Credits:  
 

 

 
 

The medical coder / abstractor / biller certificate curriculum is designed to prepare students to function as medical coders, abstractors, and billers in health record services located in hospitals, nursing homes, ambulatory care facilities, insurance companies, and governmental agencies.

The coder / abstractor / biller is trained in the following functions normally performed by a health record service: analyzing and technically evaluating health records and reports; compiling, interpreting, and utilizing hospital and health care statistics; coding symptoms, diseases, and operations according to recognized classification systems; and abstracting and retrieving medical information.

Students will be introduced to specialty coding and electronic billing requirements in an outpatient setting. All students must complete HI-designated courses within the three years prior to graduation. HI-designated courses not meeting this time requirement must be retaken, or the student must test out in current course content.


 
     
This document is for planning purposes ONLY and completion does not guarantee graduation.
See an advisor to submit an Application for Graduation the semester BEFORE you intend to graduate.
 
 
Last modified: July 2012
This certificate is a Career Program and may not readily transfer to four-year institutions
(except in special cases). Visit the transfer planning website for transfer information.
Site Contact: Anthony Solano